9 Best Wellness Getaways in Eastern Europe

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Drawing from the healing powers of nature, Eastern Europe has much to offer for those seeking to heal and rejuvenate

Relax in a saline swimming pool at a Polish health resort, escape to a private island in Romania’s Danube Delta or heal with curative thermal waters and a sulphuric mud pool at a 5-star hotel in Slovakia. Select the treatment and destination that best fit your wellness needs. There are also options for those seeking physiotherapy, rehabilitation services or treatments for musculoskeletal conditions; where you will be under the care of professionals. Here are 9 of the best wellness retreats in Eastern Europe.


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Vilnius Grand Resort
Vilnius, Lithuania

Situated 20 minutes away from Lithuania’s Vilnius city center, Vilnius Grand Resort is surrounded by lakes and a sprawling pine and birch forest with winding hills. Improve specific emotional, physical, and mental health conditions with personalized retreats and a range of wellness programs inspired by ancient healing traditions at the V Spa & Wellness Center, designed and built utilizing the most advanced technologies and equipment. The center has The Aqua Pool area which includes a Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room; while the Vitality Spa features a pool with water massage functions, indoor and outdoor Jacuzzi, plunge pool, Kneipp foot reflexology, tropical experience grotto, contrast showers, and a variety of heat facilities.


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Gellért Thermal Bath
Budapest, Hungary

The Gellért Thermal Bath and Spa, which dates back over a century, is one of Budapest’s biggest and most luxe spa complexes. Gellért Thermal Bath’s main attraction is the exceptional therapeutic properties of the water that supplies its various indoor and outdoor pools. Gellért Thermal Bath is one of the largest natural spring water spa complexes in Central Eastern Europe, offering multiple pools with thalassotherapy, saunas, steam rooms, massage rooms, a restaurant, and more. The thermal baths are open Monday to Sunday from 9am to 7pm, and many of the pools contain underwater jets for aqua massage therapy. The Gellért spa offers high-quality massage treatments to all bath visitors who seek to improve their wellness experience. Gellért Thermal Bath is accessible to handicapped visitors, and several of its pools include a pool elevator that lifts bathers into the water.


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Lebăda Luxury Resort & Spa
Crisan, Romania

Enjoy a luxury island getaway at Romania’s Danube Delta. Accessible by boat, Lebăda Luxury Resort & Spa is located on a private island blessed with magnificent natural surroundings. Rooms and suites come furnished with a customizable bed to ensure guests a relaxing sleep. At its Up the River Spa, ILA therapies fuse modern techniques with Ayurvedic and Asian traditions. Relax with a hydromassage session or tone your muscles at the heated indoor pool; other facilities include a wet and dry sauna, and Jacuzzis. You can also choose from a selection of intensive and highly personalized detox programs designed to help relieve stress and detox.


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Aquapalace Hotel Prague
Prague, Czech Republic

Aquapalace Prague Water World offers a fun getaway with its direct connection with the water park, spa areas, Water World and Sauna World, Fitness Centre and Outdoor sports and relaxation zone. Explore sea waves, water slides, the longest water slide in the Czech Republic, heated indoor and outdoor pools at Water World; or relax at the Finnish saunas, Roman baths, Russian banya, or relaxing hot tubs at Sauna World. Alternatively, the wellness center provides Balneotherapy, relaxing massages, a Hammam oriental bath, and a private spa. Aquapalace also provides comprehensive physiotherapy and medical rehabilitation services, where a team of experienced doctors and physiotherapists can help with health problems or postoperative conditions.


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Villa Park MED & SPA in Ciechocinek
Ciechoncinek, Poland

Being in the vicinity of Park Zdrojowy, Villa Park Med and Spa offers lush greenery for guests who seek to improve their wellbeing. The Polish health resort boasts a rehabilitation clinic with a wide range of specialist rehabilitation therapies, which includes the Structural Integration method KMI. The state-of-the-art Med & Spa Institute boasts over 100 professional treatments within aesthetic cosmetology, dermocosmetic treatments, and anti-aging treatment. For fitness buffs, there is a sun-bathed Studio Cardio, saline swimming pool, a fitness hall and bike rental. There is also a 6-day detox package if you seek to cleanse your body and lose weight.


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Anantara New York Palace Budapest Hotel
Budapest, Hungary

Pamper yourself with Anantara Spa signature treatments at Anantara New York Palace Budapest Hotel, which draw on the healing properties of Hungary’s rich thermal waters. You can also soak in the heated relaxation pool or enjoy other facilities such as the sauna, aromatherapy steam room, or newly installed Finnish sauna. Maintain your workout routine at the gym, which is equipped with cardio and weight stations; trainers are available on request. Alternatively, discover Budapest as you sweat it out with available running courses. The hotel’s strategic location in the historical downtown of Budapest offers easy access to the metro, tram and bus.


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Yastrebets Hotel Wellness & SPA
Borowez, Bulgaria

Relax amidst mountain fresh air and the scent of pines at Bulgaria’s Yastrebets Hotel Wellness & Spa hotel. Nestled among the centuries-old coniferous forests of the mystical Rila Mountain, the hotel draws from the healing energy of nature and its vast herb garden. This healing presence can be felt everywhere in the spa center; from the detoxifying herbal tea to the healing herbal bath to the natural oils concocted from herbs harvested from clean and high energy areas in the heart of the mountains. A team of skilled professionals and kinesiotherapists are on hand to help with your recovery with a wide range of massages and treatments.


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Thermia Palace Health Spa Hotel
Piešťany, Slovakia

Thermia Palace Health Spa Hotel, opened in 1912, was Slovakia’s first 5-star hotel and the adjacent Irma Health Spa offers more than 60 high-quality treatments for musculoskeletal conditions. Bathe in healing waters of the spa’s historical thermal pool and medicinal mud. The mud pool consists of curative thermal mineral water and sulphuric mud, producing heat that helps the blood vessels dilate, reducing blood pressure and relaxing the muscles. The new 5-star luxurious wellness-relaxation center located in the spa, offers guests access to various facilities such as indoor and outdoor pools filled with thermal water, a spacious whirlpool, Finnish and infra saunas, innovative showers, and a tepidarium.



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The Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wieliczka, Poland

Situated near Krakow, The Wieliczka Salt Mine is a unique escapade, listed on the UNESCO World Heritage list and tucked away from the city’s hustle and bustle. Discover this Mine of Mysteries, hidden from the world, full of secrets and legends, and explore underground landscapes and wonders, such as saline lakes and St Kinga’s chapel. You are invited to relax, escape from the tedious stress of daily life and stay at The Wieliczka Saltmine Health Resort. Focusing on subterraneotherapy, the centre offers both therapeutic and recreational programs, with such facilities as the Smok, Wessel Lake, Boczkowski and Eastern Mountain Stable Chambers. Take care of your health in a pollution- and allergen-free environment, as the healing air and soothing atmosphere rejuvenate and enhance both your mood and entire body. And when you want a bite to eat, try out Polish cuisine and dine in extraordinary locations, such as the underground Karczma Górnicza.


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